The best parts of Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes remake are like a simian version of 300 . The giant ape army looks totally badass, and the "running apes" special effect still looks cutting-edge. Few films since then have used CGI to create such a convincing non-human society. And the explosion, with the apes raining from the sky, is priceless. Too bad the rest of 2001's POTA was so boring we ended up grooming ourselves for long stretches.